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At 23, Michael Dominguez will not be a lot older than most of the girls he is mentoring in his new job as associate head coach – joining coach Stephen Moss – of Ottawa University Arizona’s women’s basketball team.

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These are stressful times for those in sports, those who follow sports and those who make their livelihood through the games others play.

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted sporting events over the world, but the Arizona Interscholastic Association provided a hint of normalcy Monday, March 16. The AIA Board announced that it still hopes to resume spring sports at some point soon, including holding the championships.

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Just before prep sports were suspended indefinitely, Mountain Ridge baseball was one of the last high school teams competing in Arizona. The Mountain Lions played at the Boras Baseball Classic at Corona del Sol High School on March 14. Many schools had already stopped competition due to COVI…

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As if winning the team’s first-ever state championship was not sweet enough, the Ironwood boys’ basketball team were served a title with a side of sweet revenge Monday night, as the No. 2 Eagles defeated No. 1 Millennium 78-70 in the 2020 AIA Boys Basketball 5A State Championship final.

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Around 150 high school football players, recognized as some of the most talented in the state, flocked to the Williams Field High School football field in Gilbert on Feb. 23 to compete in a regional stop of the Under Armour All-America Camp Series.

As if winning the team’s first-ever state championship was not sweet enough, the Ironwood boys’ basketball team were served a title with a side of sweet revenge Monday night, as the No. 2 Eagles defeated No. 1 Millennium 78-70 in the 2020 AIA Boys Basketball 5A State Championship final.

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Less than an hour before MLB commissioner Rob Manfred took the podium Tuesday and addressed the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, four-time NBA MVP LeBron James tweeted his displeasure on the subject, saying if it happened in his league, his emotions would be “irate” and “uncontrollable.”

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Camelback Ranch-Glendale is ready to begin its 12th season as the spring home of the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. The annual Cactus League fun begins at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, as the young White Sox host the Los Angeles Angels. The powerhouse Dodgers first home game is at 1:05 p.m…

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Hopefully, there will be no slapshots, or cries of “game on!” when the Arizona Coyotes trade hockey sticks for golf clubs. The Coyotes Top Golf Classic tees off from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at Top Golf Scottsdale.

Ringside Unified Fighting will put on a pro-am mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card, titled “RUF 38 Valentine’s Day Massacre,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W Glenn Drive.

Athletic staff, friends and family met at Mountain Ridge High on Wednesday morning to celebrate the five players set to continue their athletic and academic careers in college. Five seniors signed commitment letters to play collegiate sports next academic year as part of the school’s Nationa…

Danny Soliman, following the conclusion of his fourth season coaching the Sandra Day O’Connor girls’ basketball team in 2018-19, brought his girls together and told them he was going to change the team’s culture.

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The Washington High School boys soccer team clearly is back. The Rams won the Arizona Soccer Showcase tournament, hosted in late-December. The team is looking for another postseason berth, as is customary under 25-year head coach Adam Roberts.

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Buckeye Union High School graduate Kole Calhoun called signing a two-year deal with the D-backs “a dream come true.”

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At right around the NHL season’s midway point, the Arizona Coyotes are firmly entrenched in the playoff picture. At 24-16-4 with 50 points through 44 games, Arizona was in second place in the Western Conference Pacific Division standings, just two points behind division-leading Las Vegas.

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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day shouted a thundering “no,” toward the referee. Restrained by another Ohio State staffer, Day soon saw his team’s strong start to the College Football Playoff semifinal evaporate after the game’s most monumental call.

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Before most players in the National Football League wore a pro jersey, they had to put on a college jersey. Before they wore college colors, they probably donned a high school jersey. Before that, many wore youth football jerseys.

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Jakob Chychrun says the heartbreaking end to the Arizona Coyotes’ 2018-2019 season fueled the fire to make the current one a success. 

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s talent shone both through the air and on the ground in the Tigers' 29-23 victory over Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday at State Farm Stadium.

As No. 3 Clemson football, one of the nation’s top offensive teams, prepares to battle No. 2 Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on December 28 in Glendale, the offense will be looking to score at a high rate.

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Nine football players from the West Valley were nominated for the Ed Doherty Award, given to the player recognized as the best in Arizona by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club. Fifty-six Arizona students were nominated for special season-long and single-game performances throughout the foo…

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Hunter Krasa had an interview to do, a car that needed gas and a suitcase that still needed to be packed. But, first, a run. Before he packed and left for a Foot Locker invitational race in California, he needed to get a run in.

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There is a lot to observe at an Ironwood High boys’ basketball practice, and some of the first takeaways have nothing to do with the X’s and O’s of the sport itself. There is a lot of noise, both coming from coaches trying to frazzle players while practicing free throws or the players themse…

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With a goal to improve gender diversity in the world of baseball scouting, the Women’s Sports School held a five-day event including the opportunity to learn from several baseball professionals.

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Daniel Matheson, a junior swimmer for Sunrise Mountain, was one of a select few athletes across the United States to work out for several days at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado from Oct. 24-27.

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Just a year removed from a devastating loss on the road to a championship title, the No. 6 Sunnyslope volleyball team celebrated its much-anticipated championship win, defeating No. 1 Millennium 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 14-25 and 16-14 in the 2019 AIA 5A Girls Volleyball Championship Final.

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The dirt spread across the Mountain Ridge football players’ all-white uniforms just minutes after the conclusion of their season appeared a metaphor for the digging the Mountain Lions did to get to the playoffs.

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The No. 2 ranked Cactus Cobras advanced to the 4A conference quarterfinals courtesy of a 43-6 drubbing over the No. 15 Tempe Buffaloes on Friday, Nov. 9. Senior quarterback Conner Cordts paved the way with six total touchdowns.

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Just a year removed from a devastating loss in this same situation, the No. 6 Sunnyslope volleyball team celebrated a championship, defeating No. 1 Millennium 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 14-25, 16-14 in the 2019 AIA 5A Girls Volleyball Championship Final.

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The dirt spread across the Mountain Ridge football players’ all-white uniforms just minutes after the conclusion of their season appeared a metaphor the digging the Mountain Lions did to get to the playoffs.

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Each Greenway High volleyball player had a pair of ribbons on their shoes in the team’s 3-2 senior night victory over Thunderbird High. The defending 4A state champions had a motto on each foot.

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Conner Cordts, the senior quarterback for Cactus High, is building on last year’s success and taking major steps as a player and leader on the field.